Summer Olympics

Sporty safety video from United Airlines

United Airlines new safety video


The summer Olympics in Brazil don’t kick off until August, but United Airlines – which has been flying Team USA athletes to training events and competitions for more than 35 – has a new Team USA-themed safety video ready to spring into action on May 1.

The video features appearances by star athletes including decathlon champion Ashton Eaton, swimmer Missy Franklin and others who will compete in gymnastics, weightlifting, soccer, basketball, swimming and other Olympic events, as well as (very) fleeting glimpses of Nessie the Sea Monster and the llama from previous videos.

On a special Team USA section of the United Hub website, fans can also view behind-the-scenes footage, photos and interviews taken during the making of the new video and watch a short video filled with travel and packing tips offered by United crewmembers and athletes. Ashton Eaton is a fan of packing cubes, Missy Franklin is, not surprisingly, a big advocate for staying hydrated, and trampoline athlete Logan Dooley’s favorite packing method evidently involves shoving everything into a suitcase and sitting on it until it can be zipped.




Airports in London & Miami get Olympics fever

Miami International Airport is saluting the Olympics with some fun events and promotions from Friday, July 27th through Monday, July 30th.

While a DJ spins tunes from around the world, passengers will be able to:

  • Get a picture taken on a winner’s podium and take home a souvenir postcard;
  • Win a gold, silver or bronze medal at a ring toss;
  • Create Olympic-themed crafts;
  • Hold the MIA Olympic torch;
  • Play Wii games against the Olympics mascots.

London’s Heathrow Airport is also having fun with the summer Olympics.
There are ping-pong tables set up in all the terminals, Olympics-themed art, giant globes and a full-schedule of character appearances and live music. Throughout the games, updates on medal winners will be announced on the public address system as well.

A waxwork statue of sprint champion Usain Bolt is now at Heathrow Airport